I’m writing these posts as a way of learning about twitter. If you’re looking for tutorials, check out:
- Twitter Primer from Beth Kanter. Lots of info and links like the ones below.
- Twitter in Plain English from CommonCraft. A very short video that covers the basics in CommonCraft’s engaging style.
- The Big Juicy Twitter Guide from Caroline Middlebrook. Well named tutorial.
In any event, one thing I just learned about was the “favorites” option. On your twitter home page, over on the right, there’s a set of “stats.” The ones you’ll use most often will likely be the “Following” and “Followers” — how many folks you’re following and how many are getting your tweets. Next is “Favorites.” I’d assumed that was “favorite people,” like “top friends” in Facebook, and I ignored it because I just don’t do ranking that way. But it’s not. It’s favorite tweets — a way of marking messages as ones you’d want to get back to later. Just click the dim star at the end of a message and it will be listed in your “favorites.”